DeKalb County officials host Falcons’ pep rally

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    The Falcons Super Bowl frenzy reached DeKalb County Feb. 3 ahead of the team’s championship matchup with the New England Patriots.   DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond declared Feb. 3 Atlanta Falcons Day in DeKalb in honor of the team’s NFC Championship win and Super Bowl appearance.   Thurmond hosted the pep rally […]

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Larry Johnson pushing for new city

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District 3 DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson, whose district covers the southwest region of the county, hopes his new proposed city will help the residents in the area. In a regular board of commissioners meeting, Johnson unveiled his idea for the new proposed city—to be named Prosperity. The region would cover roughly 150,000 residents and […]

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County officials, residents ready for ‘new day in DeKalb’

New names are pictured on the DeKalb County Government building in downtown Decatur. Among the new names are CEO Michael Thurmond, Commissioner Gregory Adams and Commissioner Steve Bradshaw. Photo by Travis Hudgons

  When his schedule allows, newly elected DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw, representing District 4, heads to the gym promptly at 5 a.m. four times a week. However, his gym schedule has been a little sporadic lately. Bradshaw, who defeated former DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton, said he’s still getting adjusted to taking office. […]

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DeKalb officer allegedly leaks nude photos

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    A DeKalb County Police officer is accused of releasing nude photos of an acquaintance on social media platforms. Audrey Francisquini reportedly hacked into an acquaintance’s social media account and posted nude photos of the accuser and was charged by police in connection with the incident. On Dec. 30 last year, the accuser said […]

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Foundation gives back to the homeless

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DeKalb-based foundation provides for 250 homeless people in Atlanta Nearly 250 homeless people in the metro-Atlanta area received gifts thanks to volunteers and members of the Howey Hudson Lowe Foundation. On Jan. 14 in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the organization participated in its annual Operation Deep Freeze service project event. The event […]

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CEO releases proposed budget

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond released a proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year. The budget will address funding for police and fire.

  DeKalb County residents and county officials got a first look at how DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond wants the county to move forward. Recently the newly sworn-in CEO released a proposed $1.3 billion operating budget for the 2017 fiscal year. “This budget provides a framework for strengthening the government’s fiscal condition, improving public safety, annualizing […]

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New presiding officer for DeKalb County commissioners

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DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted for a new presiding officer and deputy presiding officer in the Jan. 10 regular meeting. The presiding officer position formerly held by Commissioner Larry Johnson, will now be the responsibility of Commissioner Kathie Gannon after she was approved with a 5-2 vote. A day prior to the regular meeting, […]

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Decatur police making an impact via social media

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With the advancement of technology and social media, the scope of policing has changed, according to police officials with the city of Decatur. From Twitter to Facebook and other social media platforms, police departments are stepping up their efforts to connect with the residents they serve. Recently, the city of Decatur Police Department joined social […]

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